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Senior Digital Engineer


Senior Network Engineer


Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States


The Defense Systems group at Leidos currently has an opening for a Senior Digital Engineer to work in our St. Petersburg, FL office. This is an exciting opportunity to use your knowledge and experience designing communication and electronic systems among various projects. This job will focus on the digital design aspects of Embedded Systems Design and will provide exposure to the entire lifecycle of the design process. The Leidos facility in St. Petersburg provides design, development, modeling and simulation, analysis, prototyping and testing of advanced electronic systems, with a focus on embedded communication systems, Software Defined Radios and Phased Array Antenna Systems to various DOD and commercial customers.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Participate within a multi-disciplined engineering design team, developing and testing sophisticated electronic communications hardware and firmware.
  • Review and analyze system requirements, participate in defining, deriving and allocating hardware requirements.
  • Perform functional testing of hardware designs.
  • Translate conceptual designs into design specifications and implement within detailed electrical designs.
  • Provide technical support for all phases of a project including engineering specifications, design, system test, scheduling, cost estimates including various documentation & drawings.
  • Involved with testing and integration of hardware and software/firmware within complex electronic systems.
  • Troubleshoot, improve and optimize designs from prototypes to matured products.

Basic Qualifications

  • Requires BS and 4 – 8 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 2 – 6 years of prior relevant experience.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance
  • Self-motivated individual with excellent oral and written communication skills who pays close attention to detail.
  • Able to work and collaborate within a multidisciplinary engineering environment.
  • Experience using various test equipment – Oscilloscope, Voltmeter, Logic Analyzer, Spectrum Analyzer

Preferred Qualifications

  • Candidate must be a US citizen and able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance
  • BS and/or MS Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering with 4 – 8 years of experience with embedded systems.
  • Active Security Clearance with the ability to obtain Top Secret Clearance
  • Experience supporting all phases of the product development lifecycle, including requirements analysis, system design, product development, integration, test, technical documentation and review of complex systems.
  • Experience with the following:
    • VHDL design and implementation
    • Simulation tools including MatLab, Python and Labview
    • Design, testing, integration and troubleshooting electronic circuits within embedded systems including digital, analog and radio frequency (RF) subsystems.
    • Schematic/PCB design tools such as Altium Designer, Cadence Allegro/OrCAD or Eagle PCB
    • High speed PCB design techniques (> 1GHz)
    • Interfaces like I2C, SPI, RS232/422, USB, and Ethernet.
    • High speed protocols like JESD204B, LVDS, PCIe, SERDES
    • Performance characteristics of Analog Data Converters (ADCs/DACs)
    • Familiar with satellite communication and services such as Iridium, Inmarsat, etc.

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $81,250.00 - $146,875.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.